OMAN'S PDO INCREASES CRUDE OIL RESERVES

Petroleum Development Oman added 327 million bbl to reserves during 1990 through exploration, appraisal drilling, and reevaluation of established fields. The company's annual report said new reserves exceeded production by 89 million bbl. Oil reserves at the end of the year were a record 4.25 billion bbl. With 64 fields on stream at yearend, 1990 oil production averaged a record 652,000 b/d, up from 616,000 b/d in 1989.

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